Kingston University London - Sociology BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Sociology BSc (Hons)

How can we better understand today's social inequalities, and what can we do to solve them? What impact has globalization had on our everyday lives? How do our culture and society shape our identity and how do we evaluate others? These are the types of questions we examine in our sociology degree.

You'll look at many areas of social life, such as gender, race and class, family, migration, creative industries, and fashion, to understand how power operates, how individual behavior, norms, and values are shaped by the social world, and how conflict exists and is resolved.

Throughout the course, you'll be asked to reflect on your own life experiences and to consider contemporary real-world issues and events. You'll make connections with ideas and arguments from other social sciences, such as psychology, criminology, and politics. You'll take your learning out of the classroom, broadening your experience of work environments and cultural spaces such as museums and galleries.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • An optional work placement will enhance your learning and give you valuable work experience for your future career.
  • There are opportunities to enrich your studies by participating in field trips.
  • You'll be taught in a vibrant department with events such as student conferences and research seminars.

Entry Requirements

  • 112-128 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications); Degree with foundation year: 48 points
  • BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5

Career Prospects

Graduates work in social research, teaching, policymaking, the charity sector, local government, human resource management and retail. This degree is an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in sociology and related areas.

A sociology degree prepares students for life after university by teaching key transferable skills that employers are looking for. These include problem-solving and analytic skills; critical thinking and reasoning; team working, project planning and leadership; self-motivation and working independently; managing and interpreting data sets; written and oral communication, including public speaking.

Some graduates have continued their academic studies doing a masters course and doctoral studies in the UK and internationally.

Course Details

You will gain the theoretical grounding necessary to becoming a sociologist as you look at some of sociology's key thinkers whilst tracking the historical development of sociological theory from ‘classical' to 'contemporary'. You will be introduced to some of the most influential ways of thinking about self and identity, drawing on both sociology and psychology; and you will explore who is policed and disciplined in societal, popular, and political cultures. You'll understand how researchers utilize qualitative and quantitative research methods and will gain hands-on experience in research skills.

Year 1

Social Order and Social Change
Social Selves
Classical Social Theory in a Contemporary World
Introduction to Research Methods

Year 2

Core Modules:
Social Justice and Social Movements
Researching Race and Ethnicity
Optional Modules:
Creative Societies and Fashion
Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues
Globalisation and Social Change
Religion and Belief
Animals and Society
Crime on Screen
Culture and Harm in a Digital Age

Final Year

Core Modules:
Sociology Dissertation
Sociology Extended Dissertation
Optional Modules:
Consumption and Cultural Practices
Migration in a Global Context
Applied Sociology: Work and Volunteering
Risk and Crime
Families, Relationships and Intimacies
Bodies and Emotions

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